Isaac is a senior at St. Olaf College where he is pursuing a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology. He enjoys traveling in Latin America and has spent time exploring Guatemala, Peru and Argentina. On campus he spends his time playing Ultimate Frisbee and living in the Poetry House. After graduating he plans to work for a brewery or with a public policy research organization.
Steve is a junior at St. Olaf College majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in neuroscience. This past Fall semester he studied neuroscience in Denmark and plans to continue his career in either research or medicine. Some of his hobbies include digital design and photography, as well as adventuring the outdoors. In his free time he enjoys backpacking in the mountains, traveling, and staying active.
Jane is a senior at St. Olaf College majoring in Economics with an emphasis in Finance. In addition to serving as Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator of STO Talks, Jane serves as a Peer Advisor and Workshops Coordinator in the Center for Vocation and Career. Interested in learning about obtaining sustainable social change through the application of economic theory, she is excited to work with faculty, alumni, and students from the St. Olaf community and learn about their ideas for social innovation and change.
Matthew is a senior at St. Olaf College studying Sociology and Race and Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Film Studies. His main interest is in the maintenance of racial and class inequality in the context of globalized Capitalism. In addition to doing video work with STOTalks, Matthew is also working on research that examines racial inequality in the labor market, working as a genre director for KSTO, and applying to Ph. D programs for the next Fall year.
Emma is a junior English and Philosophy major at St. Olaf College with a concentration in Management Studies. In addition to her role as Speaker Liaison for STO Talks, Emma plays viola in the St. Olaf Orchestra, of which she is the assistant manager, and works as a Writing Consultant at the Writing Help Desk. Emma spent the summer attending a business institute through Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, learning business strategies to complement her passion for social innovation. This January, she will work as a business analyst for a biotech company in Bergen, Norway. When not busy, Emma enjoys hiking, playing in string quartets, and drinking tea.
Emily is a sophomore at St. Olaf College where she is majoring in English with a concentration in Film. In addition to STO Talks, Emily works as an intern in St. Olaf’s I.T. department. In her free time she enjoys film-making and photography. She is looking forward to her first international trip this summer with her family.